Protests over LPG price hike disrupt traffic in Kolkata

    Kolkata, Feb 14 (PTI) Activists of the CPI(M)'s
women's wing and the Youth Congress protested on Friday
against the hike in LPG cylinder prices at two important
junctions of the city, leading to major traffic snarls in some
areas of north and south Kolkata, police sources said.
    Youth Congress members, armed with placards and
banners, blocked the APC Road in Rajabazar for around 30
minutes at 3 pm, throwing traffic out of gear.
    Members of the CPI(M)-backed All India Democratic
Women's Association (AIDWA) also staged a demonstration
outside the Indian Oil Corporation office in Dhakuria in the
southern part of the city.
    The AIDWA protest caused traffic snarls for around an
hour on the Dhakuria bridge, police sources said.
    LPG price was increased to Rs 858.50 per 14.2 kg
cylinder from Rs 714 previously, making it the steepest hike
in rates since January 2014. PTI SUS

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